Seven problems commonly found in citrus trees and suggested solutions include: Overwatering: Citrus may become stressed and more susceptible to pests and diseases as a result of poor drainage or standing water. Citrus and other trees have difficulty with proper nutrient uptake in wet soils. Shallow Watering, Watering with Sprinklers, and Wetting Trunks or Major […]
When many gardeners in North America think sweet pepper, they think of the large, bell-type Emerald green sweet pepper with a slightly grassy flavor. Fortunately, all sweet peppers aren’t green: today’s gardeners have access to a wide array of sweet peppers, both bell and non-bell types, in a range of colors, sizes and shapes. Gardeners […]
With proper pruning and management, any variety of orange tree can be grown in a container, although trees may stay small and yields may be minimal unless trees are grown in very large pots. Use a soil mix of at least 30% sand, combined with soil and compost or well-rotted organic matter, in pots or […]
Planning a spring vegetable garden? Here is what to do now: Start seeds indoors and outdoors in warm, bright, protected areas; and transplant starts outdoors during warm and frost-free periods for cool-season vegetables and herbs that are frost tolerant and less prone to bolting. Irrigate new garden beds, wait 10 to 21 days prior to […]
Enthusiastic gardeners can easily become enthusiastic “mulchers,” placing copious amounts of high quality mulch close to and around every plant the gardens. While GardenZeus applauds the effort, we also recommend some caution. Orange trees can be over-mulched or mulched to close to the trunk and major roots. GardenZeus recommends bare soil only with no plantings […]
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